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Iowa Football: Hawkeyes Surprise Indianapolis DB Elijah Ball During Junior Day

Hawkeyes surprise Ben Davis HS (Indianapolis, IN) DB Elijah Ball during his junior day visit.

Iowa hosted a bevy of talented recruits during their junior day this past weekend. They had kids from all over the midwest in town and Indianapolis, IN defensive back, Elijah Ball was one of them.


"It was pretty good," Ball said of his visit to Iowa City. "It was a different experience that really took me by surprise," he added. 

Ball was shocked by the amount of preparation that the Hawkeyes put into their visit weekend. He compared it to a freshman orientation with the way the staff broke things down for the recruits.

Head coach, Kirk Ferentz, stood out the most on the visit for Ball. Ferentz met with Ball and two other recruits - one being his high school teammate, Reese Taylor - for a meeting and Ball was impressed with Iowa's head man overall. 

"I would love to play there," Ball said in regards to if an Iowa offer is on the horizon. "But I'm just going to just go with the process and take everything one day at a time," he admitted. 

Several of Ball's friends have already been offered by the Hawkeyes in Reese Taylor, Julius Brents, DJ Johnson, Cameron McGrone, and David Bell, which tells you that the Hawkeyes have been very active in the Indianapolis area once again.

While he has some schools knocking, Ball admits that he does like the black and gold.

"I could see myself there if I get a chance. It would be nice," Ball admitted about a possible chance to play for the Hawkeyes.

He currently has offers from Cincinnati, Colorado State, Northern Illinois, and Purdue, but he hears from Vanderbilt a lot as well. He finished up his junior season totaling 40 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 6 pass breakups. He also ran a 4.38 laser timed 40 to go along with that.


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